Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theater on 1970-11-06
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Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theater on 1970-11-06
- Publication date
- 1970-11-06 ( check for other copies)
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
China Cat> Jam> I Know You Rider, Truckin', Candyman, Sugar Magnolia, Drums> Good Lovin'> Drums> Main Ten> Drums> Good Lovin'> Alligator-> Drums-> Jam> Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Mountain Jam> Not Fade Away-> Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)-> Turn On Your Love Light
-- Acoustic set through 1:50 of El Paso, entire electric set is MAC>C>D>CD>EAC>SHN, from Ken Leigh's master, recorded from the center loge with a Sony TC-110 cassette deck with built-in microphone
-- Uncle John's Band and NRPS set is MAC>C>R>D>CD>EAC>SHN, from Ken Leigh's master
-- From 1:50 of El Paso through 0:03 of Uncle John's Band is MAC>R>D>CD>EAC>SHN, from Dave Tamarkin's master, recorded from the floor with a Sony Dictaphone
-- There are some small master glitches ~1:30 of Black Peter.
-- The Tamarkin master is fairly brutal, but it's the only tape which supplies the end of El Paso and Brokedown Palace. There is some serious tape warble on these tunes, and there is some very bad tape crackle between songs, which I have removed where possible without touching the music. Listener beware! For completists only.
-- There is a master tape flip at 6:14 of All I Ever Wanted. Very little music seems to be missing. I have smoothed the cut.
-- There is a master glitch at 2:37 of Candyman.
-- There are a few level fluctuations in Candyman.
-- There is a master tape flip after Candyman. No music is missing.
-- The Easy Wind which has circulated with this date has been determined to be from July 10, 1970, and, as such, has not been included here. Based on the tapes, it does not seem that Easy Wind was played this evening.
-- There is a small master glitch at 4:03 of Drums following Good Lovin'.
-- From Dave Tamarkin's recollection, there is a broken string which accounts for the break after Good Lovin'. The electric set was one long set, not two sets as it has sometimes circulated in the past.
-- There is a master tape flip at 7:30 of Lovelight. Very little music seems to be missing. I have smoothed the cut.
- 2004-05-30 20:00:53
- Sony TC-110 with built-in microphone > Cass > Reel > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN
- Port Chester, NY
- Taped by
- Ken Leigh and Dave Tamarkin
- Transferred by
- Jack Warner
- Capitol Theater
Subject: I've grown fonder of these tapes as the years have gone by.
After finishing a listen, I wish I could have seen Pigpen take control of a crowd like this, it must have been a helluva night. Helluva four day creep for that matter. I put this one on par with 11/8, which has the better acoustic set (and of course the decent Dark Star) but this has the Alligator...Caution(>Lovelight). Some call the Weinberg sourced portion an upgrade, and it is I guess, the drums are more clear, but once my ears settle into the Ken Leigh source, I'm settled in. Compare for yourself to see which you prefer. Either way, give it a listen.
Subject: Amazing Show
WAKE UP. It is an audience from 1970. It is actually a VERY good AUD for this period. Sure, everyone would like perfect quality for every performance, but this one is imminently listenable and I am very, very glad to have it available.
But, you know, there are so darn many SBDs from summer and fall of 1970, and I can see how these folks might say "Heck, I don't want another 80 minute jam with the Main Ten, Alligator, Mountain Jam, and Caution from 1970-- I have too many of those. And I have too much Pigpen on Harmonica too."
Complainers: Gimme a break. This is seminal stuff from the last half of 1970. 1970. 1970. I'm sure the fidelity is better when you listen to "I Will Take You Home" on your iPod, but I'll take this AUD anyway, thanks.
The last string has spectacular jams all through it. Hugely enjoyable.
This one gets 5 stars from me: No doubt it is in the top 20% of shows on here. The playing is superb and we are very lucky to have an AUD recording this good of it.
Subject: Must hear Lovelight
However...you must hear this Lovelight. Pig's rap is unique in the history of the Dead as far as I am aware. Bobby encourages him to tell the audience about the bear which leads into a one-of-a-kind Pig-stravaganza.
Late show is archetypal as usual in Port Chester.
Subject: Fair for '70
The performance is only fair for 1970. The Alligator through Lovelight has some interesting jams, but there are better shows for the year. And lots better in other years.
Subject: The breeze stopped to listen in..
Subject: Capitol Theatre Magic
The whole second set is especially amazing! I love these Capitol Theatre shows from 1970! The band at a great peak time!
I only hope that a Ken & Judy Lee source of this show becomes available of this show!
That being said, this is essential Grateful Dead. A Five Star show for sure. The sound is a four at best, but five stars seems only right considering sound and performance.
Check out 11/8/70 too!
Subject: SBD killed the AUD
That being said this show is what it was/is all about!! A great recording of a radioactive show. The jamming here is indefinable.
Subject: KILLER material to be found here....!!
As a whole, I prefer this show to the better-known concert on the 8th. While the entire show is VERY strong, "Alligator" thru "Lovelight" is ESSENTIAL 1970-vintage Dead. The thunderous closing of "Lovelight" will SLAM you to your knees, begging for more. CLASSIC Grateful Dead, at the peak of their powers!!!!
Subject: great acoustic set
Subject: rip roarin show
Plus one of my favorite versions ofCandman, and a beautiful Lovelight.
This show doesn't let up, there's not a down moment from start to finish.
Subject: You do have to like auds
PIGPEN MCKERNAN OR BUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Totally sick show. Love the audience clapping in The Main Ten. What are you waiting for? Dowload the entire run at the Capitol Theater
Subject: Fabulous AUD for 1970
Subject: don't pass up forth disc...
i was looking for 'gators and knew the 11-8 show was hot, then i remembered this was the show with the 'mountain' jam in it, & i was sold.
i'm only grabbing the 4th disc as of now; -that's where the HEAT is, and to my ears it is an excellent audience.
apparently there is a different source on the first half of the show, so previous reviewers which bashed the quality might not have made it to the second source.
Start listening with alligator at the beginning of disc four, then tell me this is horrible quality---NOT!
This 4th disc of jamming is NOT to be missed!
Subject: Sound Check Rarity
Subject: Sound a bummer
Subject: Sound quality gave me a headache
5 Stars??? If it were my first show, I may tolerate this, and while the performance certainly deserves a higher rating , this recording, like so many other 4&5-star audiences, is quite unlistenable. I just don't get it.
But I will state the obvious in saying this deserves 5 stars WAY before any of the most pristine soundboards post 1991.
Subject: MY 1ST AND STILL THE BEST
Subject: Hardhat Not Required--(just be hardcore)
Would we like a vault edition? Of course. Where's the Bear...? Very safe in his State vault.
After sampling the earlier tunes in the set my d/l began at the Good Lovin' where the mojo finds its hand. And if starting there this is a very* good audience tape from the fabulous Capitol Theatre where some of the finest performances from 1970 live on thanks to archive.org. Use your EQ, strap on your headphones, buckle up with your favorite flight attendant and enjoy! The Rhythm Devils' tone, particularly from Alligator > Waggin' Jam with Jerry's snap-crackle soloing, establishes a constant bubbling goo pushing/pulling/ stretching and making the whole thing congeal like a grateful soup that bursts through the newly forming classics of NFA > GDTR...and Mtn. Jam > Caution, lest we forget the primal source of it all. How often in '70 do we get to hear Pig on harp blowin' hard on this deep groove as tho he were still all big and fat? Timeless Raging Caution > !!!! 'Beware the bear...' little girls. No chopped song tails. Happy gators one and all, if deadicated. Just jump right on into the swamp.
Subject: bad sound quality
Subject: Another must have show!
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